|Tim Koch - Elk Meadow EP [mtk166] - Tim Koch|
Having been associated with Australian electronica chap Tim Koch since all the way back in 1998, when he released .MOD tracks as Serkul (and later as Thug!) on the pre-MP3 version of Monotonik, we're delighted that he's returned, just as he releases the 'Faena' CD on M3rck Records (North America) and his own-affiliated Surgery Records (Australia), with 'Elk Meadow EP', a collection of miscellaneous unreleased smartness from the past few years...
Downloads: 13,969 (1 review)
|K. Saunders: And The Superdubious Single - K. Saunders|
K. Saunders says: I heard a story about an acorn. And the thing is I have never eaten an acorn. In fact, I don't know if anyone has, have they? Well, I don't know. I'm sure my father has. He has always been that kind of person, an acornesque person, I guess.
Keywords: Super Dubious; Electronic; Electronica; Ambient; Experimental; Avant Garde; Post Modern; Classical
Downloads: 131 (1 review)
|beitegeuze - mein liebchen [laridae017] - beitegeuze|
beitegeuze, laridae's silent hero, is back with his second release "mein liebchen". hardware fetishism meets retro nostalgia and merges together to form a mini album, that can hardly be compared to other net-releases. because beitegeuze is one of the few artists in the scene, who has really managed to build up a style of his own, aside from most popular trends in modern electronic music. on "mein liebchen", he continued this strategy consequently and produced 5 tracks between ambient, retro-elec...
Keywords: Ambient; IDM; Avantgarde; Electronic
Downloads: 3,448 (2 reviews)
|DAF - artificial fibres [Lav15] - DAF|
Alexander Ivanov builds a way that sweep from ambient-downtempo atmospheres to the bright fragments breakbeat-IDM of the formidable track eclipse realized in collaboration with the friend Lifeform. A good debut that puts the young russian musician among the emergent talents of the netlabel scene.
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM; Ambient
Downloads: 9,279 (2 reviews)
|Winnie The Shit - Easy [kpu105] - Winnie The Shit|
file under: dubstep techno, breakbeats, more fun than should be legally possible Today marks the return of the one and only Winnie The Shit! And he's dropping a full-length album no less! His new album is entitled 'Easy' and is a bit of a more subdued affair than his previous release with us. This new one is at times more mellow, with a heavy focus on dubstep and techno, all while keeping it's eyes squared fixedly on insanely wonderful breakbeats...
Keywords: dubstep; techno; breakbeat; drum n' bass; drill n' bass; mellow; down tempo
Downloads: 7,782 (2 reviews)
|apm - EP [kpu061] - apm|
Wonderful new seven-tracker EP from Aaron McCammon, who is the proprietor of the amazing new net.label One. This release is a sort of unofficial concept album, as it was completely recorded with a Casio RP-1 and CA-110. Almost everything here is played live, and there are no edits. In summation, its lo-fi to the core, baby. Styles range from the bubbly bounce of "2 dollars" to the melodic down tempo and ambience of "we keep prices low..." and "night tab" to the 8bit breakcore of "ohio river..."...
Downloads: 4,585 (2 reviews)
|Makunouchi Bento - Lament of the fishing robot ep [Cam088] - Makunouchi Bento|
Great artists and friends Makunouchi Bento (ogredung, miasmah, one, kikapu) are back at camomille with what we think is their best work to date. Lament of the fishing robot ep is motion and color captured and translated into sound. It is immersing in its great musical and emotional depth and in its force of character. These 10 minutes of music serve greatly to prove our point, Makunouchi Bento are left unscathed by current trends and continue to do what they do best, all the while evolving into ...
Keywords: electro-avant; Experimental,Electronic; Ambient; Cinematic Music, Game/Movie Soundtracks, Dark audio realms; Abstract
Downloads: 7,409 (3 reviews)
|Ckid - Down With Ghosts [mtk188] - Ckid|
We're delighted to welcome back René 'Ckid' Margraff, the German electronic artist who released on Monotonik back in 2000 (as Crashkid) and 2001, and went on to notable physical releases on Becalmed and Duotone Records, back to the label with a beautifully formed, evocative full-length album, 'Down With Ghosts'. Full of chanted and whispered vocals and an evocative, almost shoegaze-centric attitude to idm/electronics, 'Down With Ghosts' starts with the semi-conscious drawl of 'From A To Z', bef...
Downloads: 17,341 (4 reviews)
|Elder Curry & His Congregation-Hard Times - Elder Curry & Congregation|
Recorded on December 16, 1930. Curry, an Elder with the Church of God in Christ, plays guitar on this tune. The piano is played by Elder Beck, who continued recording into the Forties.
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Gospel; Christian; 78rpm
Downloads: 1,693 (3 reviews)
|V/A - Wein, Weib und Gesang [kpu072] - V/A|
Our largest and most ambitious release to date, "Wein, Weib und Gesang" is a focus on experimental and ambient-styled electronics, with tracks from a group of some of the most remarkable musicians around. Some of these faces are new to Kikapu, while some have previously released here a number of times. The title is an old German saying that is loosely translated as "wine, women and songs...all you need to be happy in life." Seeing as this release clocks in at nearly five hours in length, these s...
Downloads: 83,126 (5 reviews)
|r_garcia - travel by light rail [kpu070] - r_garcia|
Nophi Records frontman r_garcia returns to Kikapu with another gorgeously fun EP of chiptune bleeps, beautiful melodies, and remarkable riddims. One might call this a pop-centric view of the IDM sound, whatever that may be. In essence though, it's just a wonderfully enjoyable collection of tracks that will get your booty shaking and have you grinning ear to ear.
Downloads: 1,421 (3 reviews)
|Loobke - Water & Boots [SiS-03] - Loobke|
The first impression that comes to mind while listening to Loobkes music is depth. Not sadness or melancholy but something that you build from broken relations, personal experiments. The remains of these emotions in our memory will last our whole life. Joy, pain, bitterness, as old as our bones, as intimate as our souls. Loobkes songs talk to your inner life and there is so much beauty, grace inside...
Downloads: 13,677 (5 reviews)
|Loscil - Stases - [one023] - Scott Morgan|
Revealing the somber underpinnings of his Loscil recordings, Scott Morgan has given us Stases - A collection of drones based upon the backgrounds of his work for Kranky Records, from 2001 to now. As with his previous output, Stases follows theme and concept with further reference and meaning given through the title's definition: "..a condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness". Textured, aqueous, warm and pleasingly rich in (often bright) tonality giving us a deeper focus and alte...
Keywords: drone; ambient
Downloads: 17,650 (8 reviews)
|ST - I'll Meet You There EP [mtk140] - ST|
Following the first Monotonik release from Swedish idm-ish artist Stefan Ternemar, aka ST, in 2003, we waited around a little, and suddenly, another EP popped up. Interestingly, although the first 'Emotions In A Box' release was very much epic electronic, almost Chris Huelsbeck-ian synthwork, everyone evolves, and thanks to guest spots from a fellow Swedish Monotonik artist (check the ID3 tags for a hint), and some new influences, the 'I'll Meet You There EP' keeps the epic melodies, but slides ...
Downloads: 303,993 (8 reviews)
|Various Artists - Two Zombies Later [csr001] - Various Artists|
An International double album of latterday exotica. The DJ activates the emotional SuperDrive within the freshly rendered Lounge Cubism. You arrange to meet for the common, eroticizing file sharing. Through the finely cut cocktail glasses the ladies' romantic looks ignite rainbows which burn-in into PDA monitors. As a result men's hearts melt like amorous ice cubes on hot sheets. Tropical mist, exotic condiment, pacific secrets and extended processor capacity maneuver the banter - a rendezvous o...
Keywords: Easy Listening
Downloads: 213,118 (13 reviews)